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hours, rupert murdoch will face parliament. we're live in london. >> no break in the debt ceiling talks but the white house insists that backstage progress is being made to reach a deal before the august 2nd default deadline on this "american morning." >>> good morning to you. thank you for being with us. 6:00 a.m. in new york this morning. tuesday, july 19th. i was hearing that in parts of iowa the heat index felt like 130 yesterday. it's been brutal out there. >> even this morning on the east coast, it felt different. it felt hotter. we'll be covering that. >>> we're watching that and millions are watching with a worldwide media empire hanging in the balance rupert murdoch is just hours away from facing his defining moment. in less than four hours, murdoch, his son and former top newspaper executive will appear before the british parliament. >> they will be asked what they knew about this phone hacking scandal that's growing wider by the day. it's threatening to take down news corp and perhaps murdoch himself. >> and the question is what they are going to be called upon to explain, wh
claims the country's top cop. and rupert murdoch's former chief executive. >>> horror in ottawa. severe weather causes a stage to collapse at a music festival in canada. >>> and the agony of defeat. japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup final. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone hacking scandal keep piling up, as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned, and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have a suggestion that we must hav
for an investigation of rupert murdoch's media empire as the company pays a new price for its phone hacking scandal. could a massive probe now under way in britain happen here in the united states? and the obama money-maybing machine. who's behind the cash and can the republicans compete? >>> president obama and the congressional leadership are under enormous pressure right now, about 40 minutes into their latest round of debt crisis talks. they haveless than three weeks until the deadline to raise the legal limit on the federal debt. and by all accounts, they're still very far apart. what if anything emerges from this meeting? consider the very dire warnings from the chairman of the federal reserve. ben bernanke using very strong words today, telling congress that the global financial system would be thrown into enormous disarray. that's a direct quote, if the u.s. treasury is deadbeat on its debt. >> ff we went so far as to default on the debt, it would be a major crisis. the treasury security is view as the most safest and liquid in the world. it's the foundation for much of our financial system
answers questions from parliament about the phone hacking scandal. that's after media mogul rupert murdoch and his son testified yesterday. the bbc's nick robinson reports from london. >> reporter: the policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the tycoon's wife windi was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but who's fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. rdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not as an excuse. maybe it's an explanation. "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in recent years, news i
news now," tycoon's testimony. how media mogul rupert murdoch and his son answered tough questions before members of the british parliament. >> and how the man with a shaving cream pie and his dramatic interruption are now grabbing all the headlines. it is wednesday, july 20th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm rob nelson. while rupert murdoch and his son apologized for the phone hacking scandal we cannot get over that dramatiagraramatic moment when a shaving cream pie interrupted and how rupert murdoch's wife jumped in and stopped -- she actually slapped him hard. you can see her hand in the air about to go for it. >> in fact fell to the ground afterwards. she hit him so hard. a lot of people are saying this was probably the best thing that could have happened because it sort of deflected from the moment. >> oh, yes. >> in the series of what was going on. quite a shocking moment there. >> never dull. >> never dull, that's for sure. >>> also coming up this morning the stagnant and oppressive hot air mass that has put about half th
blow to rupert murdoch. i'll have the story coming up. >>> the intense hunt for a boy missing in new york city has taken a shocking and tragic turn. this morning, investigators found some of the dismembered remains of nine-year-old libby inside a dumpster. the rest of the child's body was found in a refrigerator inside the home of a man being questioned by police. on monday, the boy was coming home from day camp and was supposed to meet his mother about three blocks away. he never showed up. >> he was seen on video leaving the school at 5:5 p.m. monday. 35 minutes later, he was in a 1990 brown honda accord with levee aaron, who brought the boy to his apartment, killed him there, and then dismembered the body. >> 35-year-old levee aaron has been officially charged with the boy's murder. he remains in police custody. >>> the u.s. coast guard is called off the search for seven americans missing off the coast of mexico. they were on a chartered fishing boat that sank more than a week ago. about three dozen people survived that disaster. many swam for hours. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch
is among several people arrested in the scandal. yesterday rupert murdoch initially seemed confused and flussers, two hours later into the proceeding a protestor interrupted the hearing. now a man tried to throw a shaving cream pie into rupert murdoch's face his wife wendy in the pink jacket jumped up to defend her husband police arrested the man murdoch continued his testimony about 10 minutes later saying while he is the ceo of a company that hacked phones he is not responsible for what happened. >> do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco. >> no. >> you are not responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. i worked with mr. hinton for 52 years and would trust him with my life. >> he was referring to the head of news international, where much of the phone hacking is believed to have taken place he resigned last week as ceo of dow jones where he ran the wall street journal murdoch told a committee he has no plans to resign he and his son james apologized for the scandal telling british lawmakers the company act
parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simpl
ahead the shaving cream hoax that interrupted james and rupert murdoch's testimony in the phone-hacking scandal. are their apologies in parliament enough to save the company? dramatic footage there. if you look closely that's the wife leaping up to slap the guy with the pie and she fell down in the midst of all the chaos. saved her man. >> thrust her into the center of this whole thing as people look into her and her background, h she's fiercely defensive of her husband. what a history she has. >> check out her history, yes. >>> also coming up later this half hour, we've been asking you on our facebook page, would you buy a car that stops by itself? like this one. take a look at this. see what it's like to be behind the wheel of a car that takes over the controls when it thinks you might be in danger. >> i don't understand how bad a driver do you have to be that you need the car -- i mean, it's just -- >> how many stories do we do on people texting and talking behind the wheel and they don't realize the car in front of them has come to a stop? >> that's true, that's true. >> may
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across the pond from humble pie to custard pie, the latest into the high stakes drama for rupert murdoch and we'll have more -- you saw it right there. his wife stepping down to defend him as she takes down a protester. >> stepped in. she lulued. she didn't hesitate. >>> we begin with the dangerous heat that will not go away now moving to the east coast. matt gutman live in chicago where that city is right in the thick of the worst temperatures so far. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin and that heat that has pummeled the midwest heading your way, it's not so much the heat but the humidity. chicago's bracing for 110 heat index today. in minnesota yesterday it was 134. now, the only other place in the world where that type of heat index is common is the red sea off of saudi arabia. a deadly heat wave that since friday has set 221 records won't release its grip. here in chicago, that heat stirring up a soupy fog that smothered the city. today projected to hit its hottest temperatures here in six years. in iowa, police tering heat buckled i-380 and left workers in kan
-hacking scandal with rupert murdoch and his son james. along with former news international executive rebeckah brooks. they testify at a british parliamentary committee about allegations on phone-hacking and police bribery at the british tabloid. that is live at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3 >> now bbc "newsnight"'s coverage of aldations of -- allegations at rupert murdoch's british tabloid, "news of the world". this is almost an hour. >> tonight scotland yard in turmoil. another resignation of the top. police biggest casualty of the phone-hacking scandal. assistant commissioner john yates follow his boss's example quits more in anger than in sorrow. >> there continues to be a huge amount of inaccurate, ill-informed and on occasion down right malicious gossip being published about me personally. >> another bizarre twist tonight. sean hoare the initial "news of the world" whistle blower is found dead. david cameron cuts short of visit to africa. >> i'm determined to get to the bottom of it. >> tonight we examine the damage he is suffering and the state of the met. then we'll talk about that comm
>>> good morning. rupert murdoch is on the hot seat as he goes before parliament this morning to answer questions about his newspaper's hacking into thousands of cell phones, while his company denies that he may be replaced as ceo. we'll look at the rise and possible fall of this media skrient. >> a denver air traffic controller is accused of being drunk on the job. talking to planes in the air. now a federal investigation is under way and he's been suspended. we'll bring you the very latest. >>> a deadly heat wave is blamed for at least 13 deaths as 40 states reach 90 degrees or higher and 60 million americans battle this summer scorcher. and here's the bad news, it may only get worse. we're going to bring you the forecast and tell you when all this bad weather may finally break. >>> and the u.s. women's soccer team returns home from the world cup. we'll talk with some of the players about their run to the finals, their heartbreaking loss, and what's next for the team. "early" this tuesday morning, team. "early" this tuesday morning, july 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs
was a part of it. >> thank you. >> jim sheridan. >> miss brooks. rupert murdoch in his evidence session said quitely that the responsibility for the closure of news of the world fell fairly and swearly on senior management which i assume would include you, is that the case? >> i think i missed that part of the evidence. i think mr. murdoch said it exactly how it was. that it was a collective decision. we all talked together. mr. murdoch was abroad at the time at a conference. we all talked together. >> murdoch senior? >> yes, rupert murdoch. >> you were going to say something snels. >> no. >> when you were advising your staff the paper was closing during the private session. i think you said something like there was more to come. youl you like to expand? >> when i went down to the newsroom to explain the decision, clearly and and quite rightly the journalists on the news of the world who very honorable journalists who have been putting out the newspaper under the scrutiny for a long time and with great exclusives and great pride in their newspaper were very sad and baffled by management's de
, rupert murdoch was a local australian press barren. he had inheritted his father's newspaper, expanded it within his father's empire but he was not known on the world stage. he battled for the british establishment to get his hands on it a pretty scandal lass, titilating scandal sheet in london. 42 years later he has closed it this week after a very intense, very chaotic week of revelation which is have tipped a long-running scandal about what he's described as wrong doings of this newspaper into a very different level. what's happened this week is that the long investigation into something called phone hacking which is a process where by journalists of their private investigators they were paying on this newspaper have been accessing the voice mail messages of people. now this started off with suspicious voice mails being deleted from the mobile phones of the royal princes, william and harry. this was more than five years ago. then a number of celebrities in the u.k. and around the world had their phones hacked. people like jude law and others. and a number of politicians including me
. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com >>> good morning. rupert murdoch is on the hot seat before members of parliament this morning and answering questions about his newspaper's hacking into thousands of cell phones and saying this is the most huvenl day of my life. we will look at the rise' possible fall of this media giant. >>> a denver air traffic controller is accuse of being drunk on the job and talking to planes in the area and now a federal investigation is under way and he has been suspended. we will bring you the latest. >>> a deadly heat wave is blamed for at least 13 deaths as 40 states reach 90 and higher and 60 million americans battle this summer scorcher. now it may only get worse and we are going to bring you the forecast and tell you when things may finally break. >>> and the u.s. women's soccer team returns home from the world cup. we will talk with some of the players with the run to the finals and their heartbreaking loss and what is next for the team. it's happening "early" this tuesday morning, july 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> what you're
, the situation seems to look worse by the day for media mogul rupert murdoch and the phone hacking scandal in britain. this morning, new pressure for him to drop his plans to buy a broadcasting company and push for judicial inquiry into the hacking controversy. we'll go to london for the latest in a bit. first we welcome you back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge in new york with erica hill. >> the language is becoming more clear, perhaps more concrete for the rest of us, during the ongoing debates in washington. first the president says millions of dollars in benefits may not go out next month and the threat of national default. many see this as a game of political chicken. many americans are growing weary of the game. cbs news evening anchor scott pelley sat down for a one on one with president obama tuesday. he joins us with more from washington. good morning again. >> although it appears democrats and republicans come to a stand still president obama insisted he believes can he get it done and when we asked the president for specifics about how to close the deal and how many democr
this morning. news corporation owned by rupert murdoch announced it is dropping a bid to buy a broadcasting company after growing opposition from lawmakers. in the meantime, today, prime minister david cameron vowed to investigate whether phone hackers targeted 9/11 victims. >>> thousands turn out in afghanistan for the funeral of ahmed wali karzai. the president went openly during that burial. climbing inside the grave to help move his brother's body at one point. karzai was mureded yesterday by a trusted family guard. on the way to the the funeral two roadside bombs was the target but no one hurt. >>> a second memorial service tonight in michigan for betty ford who died friday at 93 was mourned at funeral services yesterday in palm desert, california. among those attending first ladies rosalynn carter and michelle obama and nancy reagan and former president george w. bush was also there. >>> the national league in the all-star game won for the second year in a row. the brewers prince fielder got mf honomvp honors for this home. 14 minutes past the hour. now here is chris. >> the game has
, rebecca brooks. she was arrested over the weekend in all of this. also scheduled to testify, owner rupert murdoch and son, james. >>> the former south african president turned 93 today. president obama calls mandella a beacon. >> hot today, but what you're telling us, anny, it's nothing compared to what is coming. >> it may feel like 115 by the end of the week. we have been warning you that models are still holding true and they are saying it's going to be really hot. crazy hot by the latter half of the week. here's a look at our current conditions right now where temperatures are in the upper 80s in arlington. downtown is 91. college park 91. we are starting to cool off a little bit here. sterling, you're coming in at 90. and reston, 86 degrees. here's a look at doppler radar. we is have a cold front coming through. along it, firing off showers and thunderstorms in pennsylvania. that is left heading to the south later tonight, overnight, and really into tomorrow. so, muggy and cloudy tonight. showers and storms for tuesday, they will be scattered around the entire area. grab your umbre
of -- records of 9/11 victims. >>> the phone hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's news of the world, could be spreading to its other papers. there are now reports journalists working at news international papers, including the sun and sunday times, hacked into the personal information of ex-prime minister gordon brown. things like his bank account. and his son's medical record. news international says it's investigating this latest charge. >> cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting its embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch, at news around the world. >> london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with corruption. the paper quotes an ex-new york city cop, saying "news of the world" reporters offered to pay him for phone records of the dead. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal boiled over last week, with the case of millie dowler, a british teen m
now in the united kingdom, involving a popular newspaper. the rupert murdoch tabloid is accused of hacking the cell phones of several individuals. >> the "news of the world" tabloid will print its last edition sunday. >> reporter: this is the result of the closing of this newspaper, this 168-year-old newspaper sunday that few people saw coming, even though this story has really been propelled to the next level. what did that, what caused it to go next level, is not just celebrities whose cell phones and voice mails have been hacked. >> if it's true, if this has happened, i would like to see everyone responsible in court. >> reporter: regular people, people in desperate and difficult circumstances. the relative of crime victims, the victims of brutal crimes, and now the insinuation, the allegation, that relatives of british soldiers killed in action in afghanistan or iraq were themselves alleged victims of cell phone hacking, their messages and voice mails also eaves dropped upon by whoever at the "news of the world" was responsible for it. and that's what thein queerers are supp
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at the center of it all, rupert murdoch. nbc's martin fletcher is in london. martin, what's the latest on all this? i understand rupert's coming here. >> he's already there, chuck. he arrived yesterday and it was quite a welcome, by the way. his new york apartment, the paparazzi welcomed him as he got out of his black vehicle with his wife, called out "nice lift, wendy." "nice lift." so the slap heard across the ocean. >> what is it that we can expect parliament is going to do in september when they come back, when it comes to this scandal, sort of where is the investigation now and where does it go forward? >> it seems to be strange that after this dramatic session, emergency session in parliament yesterday they went on holiday, on vacation today until september 5. but that doesn't mean, by any means, the investigation is over or even paused because the key investigation at the moment is by several parliamentary committees, judicial committees, also of course the police are investigating and even daily news corp operations are having their own investigations. there's a lot of investigating g
of a job after rupert murdoch's's news corp. was shut down in the midst of a phone-tapping scandal. this has rocked london all the way to pull the. the tabloid is shutting down after reports it broke into the voice mails of war widows and a bribe police officers for information. several arrests are expected including that of david cameron's former spokesman. final edition will print on sunday. >> some homeowners struggling to keep their homes are getting some help. extending the time people out of work cadmus fha mortgage payments. that time were called to a full year. this only applies to fha-backed loans, about 40% of all active mortgages. here's a new option available at your local gm dealership -- car insurance. evers will get a yearlong car insurance program from met life at no charge. it covers liability and physical damage. working its magic on fans. more fliers have a bone to pick. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> complain, complain. the transportation has more than 1000 complaints about airline service in may. is up nearly 21% from april. compliance
testimony. why the british parliament wants to speak to rupert murdoch's son again. >>> and heartbreak crash caught on tape. you'll have to see this. >>> and of course, it's friday. the mercury just hit 100. how long will this last? don't miss the updated forecast. coming right up. >>> protestors in jerusalem threatened marchers in this year's annual gay pride march. about 3,000 people marched in support of homosexuality in israel. police arrested violent rioters who threw foul-smelling bags. ultraorthodox jews consider it to be an abomination of the city. >>> a parliamentary committee is deciding if james murdoch should answer more questions about cell phone hacking. in london, elizabeth palmer reports for wjz on the scandals. >> reporter: when james murdoch last answered the committee's questions, he sat next to his father. the media tycoon rupert. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> they were sorry, they said, but believed the phone hacking and bribery in their newsroom were the work of two men employed by their paper who had already gone to jail. james specifically denied seein
. tomorrow, rupert murdoch and his son james are set to be questioned by british parliamentary committee it will be interested this keeps getting bigger and bigger. >> very close eye on it wisdom thank you. >>> keeping an eye on what is happening with casey anthony she is out of jail she got let go yesterday the question is where is she. only a select few know. jose baez says allies are exploring a number of options for her future. he spoke with heraldry vera yesterday. >>> she has been through a traumatic event in her life she has had a number of them over the last three years we will do our best to try to put her in a position where she can help herself and move forward in life. >>> casey anthony acquitted of murdererring her 2-year-old daughter she has a few lawsuits pending against her and a criminal record for lying to police. >>> 12 minutes past the hour. u.s. senator trying to help out flyers when it comes to all those annoying baggage fee what is he is proposing if your luggage doesn't get to you on time. >> plus a metro worker fired back in 2008 after a prostitution -- they are
, very serious. >> reporter: parliament grilled newscorps boss, rupert murdoch last week. >> reporter: the government backed investigation will look into allegations eavesdropping was happening at other media outlets, too. several journalists are on the panel, along with the former police chief, to help expose corrupt practices. police investigations are also under way. into hacking and bribery within the force. scotland yard is defending its officers. >> let me reassure you. corruption is in no way endemic, within the police service or within the metropolitan police. >> reporter: the acting commissioner says he regrets police officers allowed senior executives at news international to wine and dine them. he says an ethical adviser is now instructing the force, as scotland yard work toss repair its reputation. in london, tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> once the public hearings began in september, britain's prime minister has given the panel 12 months to produce its first report. >> the hotel maid who accused a high-profile international banker of sexual assault is speaking out for
and politicians. >> very, very serious. >> parliament-grilled rupert murdoch and his son james last week. journalists said they are accused of hacking the voice mails of murder and terror victims. the government-backed investigations will look into allegations of eavesdropping at other media outlets, too. several journalists are on the panel to help police chiefs, to help expose corrupt practices. >> reporter: police investigations are also under way to hacking and bribery within the force. scotland yard is reenforcing its officers. >> let me assure you, corruption is no way endemic within the police department. >> he regrets senior officers allowed senior executives to wine and dine them. he says an ethical adviser is now instructing the force as scotland yard is working to reenforce its reputation. >> once the public hearings begin in september, britain is giving the panel 12 months to produce its first report. >>> police in norway have called off the search for victims in last week's deadly shooting rampage. meghan mccorkell is in the newsroom with more information. >> reporter: polic
released on bond. rupert murdoch's protege and former secretary was arrested by scotland yard in the ever growing corruption scandal. brooks was in charge of the tabloid news of the world when reporters alleged lid hacked phone messages and bribed police for tips on celebrities, politicians, even crime and terrorism victims. her release comes following the resignation of the head the scotland yard today. >> ed as commission a carry the ultimate responsibility for the position we find ourselves in. with hindsight, i wish we had judged matters involved in this affair differently. i didn't and that is it. >>. >> at brupt resignation of the head of the scotland yard caught many by surprise. sir paul stephanson felt the scandal would distract from police efforts to prepare for next year's summer olympics in london. >>> the health of egypt's ousted president is causing concern in the middle east after hosni mubarak received a stroke and quickly said the exiled leader suffered dizziness, but is in stable condition. mubarak is to face trial in two weeks on charges that he ordered the killing of
. >> the investigation must go wherever the evidence leads, they should investigate without fear or favor. >> rupert murdoch, his son james, and murdoch's former ceo will likely faiths punishing questions from lawmakers when they appear before parliament tuesday. brooks was arrested over the weekend and released on bail. she spent hours anting questions about what she knew about hacking while she was in charge. >> she is not guilty of any criminal offense. >> reporter: police have arrested at least 10 people in connection with the investigation but no one has been charged with any crime yet. in london, tina krause, wjz "eyewitness news." >>> a police inspector will investigate possible corruption within the department now that there are allegations to other senior officers may also be involved. >>> a wild chase ends at arundel mills mall and sends a baltimore city police officer to hospital. he was chasing a suspect down the parkway. the other driver stride to ram the officer's car and he swerved and got out of in the grassy median. he got out have the car and tried to run through the mall. the offi
parliament. the prime minister is calling for two investigations into this. news world is owned by rupert murdoch and says yes they are concerned, they will cooperate with police and do their own investigation. but the extent of this, chuck, is really jaw dropping to the average citizen here in britain and making headlines around the world too. >> put news of the world in perspective. what kind of status does the newspaper have in london say vis-a-vis another newscorp publication here like the "new york post". >> these things always do extremely well. they are the brightly colored tabloids with the crazy headlines that you see at the supermarket. you can't resist them. >> is it more "national enquirer" than "new york post"? >> it's kind of in between because a lot of their headlines are shock but there's truth within them. they get a lot of exclusives. some people who have been imply indicated in the past said look we're not making excuses but i was under enormous pressure to deliver results, which angered some people to even read that because they say hey you know what? there's no expla
of the tabloid newspaper's former editors has now been arrested a day after rupert murdoch announced he's shutting down the 168-year-old paper. nbc's mike taibbi has more. mike? >> reporter: the so-called phone hacking scandal has been around for years. six years, to be precise. but in the past week it went from a story about celebrity cell phones being hacked to regular people as alleged victims, including the grieving relatives of crime victims or soldiers killed in action and the explosion that's followed led to the extinction of the biggest circulation newspaper in the english speaking world. media barron rupert murdoch has had little to say as the scandal jumped to another level. >> i'm not making any comments. >> reporter: but son james murdoch said if the allegations are true, the newspaper's behavior was inhuman. >> i feel regret. clearly the practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in. >> reporter: one practice that met no standards, that grieving rel tis of murdered children, or of british soldiers killed in ac
before rebekah brooks and rupert murdoch and his son james are due to give evidence to a committee in parliament here in britain. now, this will have implications since she's been arrested, how much she can cooperate in this giving evidence to this committee. but at this point she has not been charged. so it is significant, but we're waiting to see just where this leads. but it does seem like it's a big arrest in terms of gaining ground in this scandal. richard? >> chapman bell in london with the latest on that breaking news. thank you. >>> there are some new signs today that texas governor rick perry could enter the 2012 presidential race. governor perry's family is reportedly encouraging him to run according to iowa governor terry bran stad. branstad also tells the associated press he expects perry to visit iowa within the month. mitt romney will visit a nascar event in new hampshire today. and to mark the occasion the dnc has released this new attack ad. the nascar-themed spot attacking romney on jobs, saying massachusetts ranked 47th out of the 50 states on job creation when ro
in the phone hacking scandal that's rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. just minutes ago, the assistant police commissioner, john yates resigned. this follows the resignation of scotland yard's top official this weekend and the arrest of one of murdoch's closest associates. nbc's stephanie gosk is live in london. stephanie, when you hear about all of these resignations. some in government, some in news corp, it draws the picture of what was apparently a very tight-knit, closed circle between the government and the media in london. does it not? >> reporter: well, yeah, it does, chuck. this story started off about phone hacking and it very quickly has become a story about influence. this has really been an amazing 24 hours here. you have two high-level officials from scotland yard. the chief of police, sir paul stephenson, and his deputy, john yates, resigning. and then on top of that, his organization, his department, arrests a top executive at news corp, a trusted executive, rebekah brooks, who has been a lightning rod in this scandal. now, yates and stephenson have resigned over the co
brookes head of rupert murdoch's empire was arrested friday but released on bail after nine hours of questioning. >> the position of rebecca brooks can be simply stated, she is not guilty of any criminal offense. the position of the metropolitan police is lessees i to understand. despite arresting her yesterday and conducting an interview process, lasting nine hours, they put no allegations to her and showed her no documents connecting her with any crime. they will in due course have to give an account of their actions, and in particular their decision to arrest her with the enormous reputational damage that this has involved. >> reporter: jenna, there had been some question as to whether or not brookes after this arrest would be able to testify before a parliamentary committee tomorrow. that has all been cleared now. she is out on bail. she will be testifying before that committee tomorrow. as will rupert murdoch and his son james, here in london in the afternoon. that is latest from here, back to you, jenna. jenna: we'll continue to watch the developments, amy thank you very muc
. >> let's turn to the phone hacking scandal that's rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. cnn anchor piers morgan now defending himself against accusations he knew about illegal phone hacking when he was editor at two paper, one of them owned by murdoch. abc's nick watt has the latest from london. >> reporter: the tide of scandal is now lapping at the well-pressed pant cuffs of the man who took larry king's chair and the america's got talent self-proclaimed loud mouth. because before all that -- >> two major british newspapers for 11 years. >> reporter: and listen carefully to this recently unearthed interview. >> and what about this nice middle class boy who would have to be dealing with i mean essentially people who rake through bin ladens for livings and take secret photographs and nasty down in the gutter stuff. >> well, to be honest, to put that in perspective. not a lot of it was done. a lot was done by third parties rather than the staff itself. that's not to defend it because you were running the results of their work. >> reporter: morgan refused to speak to us but did speak to his
was that social media is about accountability. the reason why ultimately group -- rupert murdoch will withdraw his bid for british sky broadcasting, is because the last three leaders of major parties urged him to do so. they did not urge him to do so because they suddenly had an epiphany about news corp.. it was because of the pressure they are getting from social media and citizens everywhere. all that happened so fast. everything is accelerated in the brave new world of media. this is really why i am so excited about the fact that social media, new media is all about engagement. patch is really about hyper local. we are now in 100 the towns across america -- 150 towns in america. we launched a citizen journalism initiative last week. within 48 hours we had 600 people signed up to be citizen journalists, bringing the news to all of you, bringing the local voices into the national dialogue, which is one of the things we are so excited about, being able to have a total of over 1300 professional journalist working with us, while at the same time being a platform that provides a distribution channel
-hacking scandal and rupert murdoch's son james could face police questioning soon. several newspapers in london now reporting james murdoch could be called in by authorities after his testimony this week that he was not aware of widespread hacking at now defunk "news of the world". former members of that paper claim he's lying and now members of parliament are asking skopt scotland yard to investigate. >>> nfl players and agents are working through the deal to end the four-month lockout. owners have approved the proposal but players haven't voted on it because they're not in full agreement. lawyers are trying to resolve those differences and hope the players will vote next week. >>> we're learning some gruesome details about that giants fan nearly beaten to death at dodger stadium. bryan stow remains in serious condition this morning from the attack back in march. court documents say two men arrested allegedly cut the victim's tongue, disfigured his face and beat him. 29-year-old louie sanchez is charged with assault and battery. >>> arnold and maria taking a break from their divorce battle aft
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